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Some Empirical Evidence on the Demand for Money in the Pacific Island Countries

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  • Kumar, Saten
  • Singh, Rup

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This paper explores the stability of the demand for narrow money in the Pacific Island Countries viz, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, Solomons and Papua New Guinea (PNG). The results from the time series approaches of LSE-Hendry’s General to Specific (GETS) and Johansen’s Maximum Likelihood (JML) suggest that real income, nominal rate of interest and real narrow money, are cointegrated. The CUSUM and CUSUMSQ stability test results indicate that the demand for money functions for these countries are stable and therefore the respective monetary authorities may consider targeting money supply in their conduct of monetary policy.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18703.

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Keywords: Cointegration; Demand for Money; General to Specific Method and Johansen Maximum Likelihood Method;

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  1. Poole, William, 1970. "Optimal Choice of Monetary Policy Instruments in a Simple Stochastic Macro Model," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 84(2), pages 197-216, May.
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  6. Saten Kumar, 2007. "The Stability of Demand for Money in Bangladesh: Time Series Methods," The IUP Journal of Monetary Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(2), pages 27-35, May.
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  1. Saten Kumar, 2011. "Estimating export demand equations in selected Asian countriess," Journal of Chinese Economic and Foreign Trade Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 4(1), pages 5-16, February.
  2. Jonathan C. Dunn & Matt Davies & Yongzheng Yang & Yiqun Wu & Shengzu Wang, 2011. "Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms in Pacific Island Countries," IMF Working Papers 11/96, International Monetary Fund.
  3. Kumar, Saten, 2011. "Financial reforms and money demand: Evidence from 20 developing countries," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 323-334, September.

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